CFHS code : HT597

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY MASON widow of the late FRANCIS MASON of St Germans Norfolk d 12 Jan 1910 aged 86 also ELIZABETH HARRIETT HARVEY d 13 April 1934 aged 78 also FREDERICK JAMES HARVEY d 20 Feb 1938 aged 82

Monument : Kerb stones/Urn

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother, daughter, son in law

Mary Mason (née Duffy) (1824 – 12 January 1910)

Mary was born in Swaffham and was the daughter of labourer Philip and Ann. Aged 24 she was working as a domestic servant for Rev. George Ellis, the rector of West Winch, just south of King’s Lynn.  She married Francis (Frank) Mason (1829-1873) on 14 July 1853 in West Winch, with Rev. Ellis conducting the ceremony. Frank farmed 20 acres in West Winch (1861) and the couple had at least seven children: Henry Edward (1853-1940), Elizabeth Harriett (1856-1934), Francis (1859-1879), Margaret Mary (1859-), Claxton John (1861-1943), William Philip (1863-1950) and Mary Anne (1865-). They later moved to nearby Wiggenhall St Germans where Frank died in July 1873. Mary continued to live in St Germans with sons Claxton and William, but then moved to live with her daughter Elizabeth and son in law Frederick in Cambridge. She lived with the Harvey family at 35 Thompsons Lane (1891), 17 St John’s Road (1901) and then 23 Fitzwilliam Street. She died at home aged 86 years old and her funeral took place on 15 January.

Elizabeth Harriett Harvey (née Mason) (1856 – 13 April 1934)

Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Francis and Mary and was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, West Winch on 9 March 1856. Aged 15 (1871) she was working as a general servant to Wesleyan Minister Amos Cleaver, at Union Street, King’s Lynn. She later worked as a servant at 16 Radcliffe Square, Kensington for soap manufacturer Edwin Knight, before marrying her cousin Frederick Harvey on 14 November 1882 at St. Barnabas’ Church, Kensington.  Frederick was a railway clerk from Cambridge, where the couple went to live. They had three sons: Frank Mason (1884-1966), Frederick Reginald (1888-) and Arthur Gordon (1894-) and she died at 21 Alpha Road in 1934 aged 78 years old.

Frederick James Harvey (c.1855 – 20 February 1938)

Frederick was born in East Rudham, Norfolk and baptised there on 23 January 1856. He was the son of James and Margaret (née Duffy) and grew up at Back Street, East Rudham where his father was a carpenter and joiner. By 1871  James was working at Anstey Hall, Trumpington and the family lived in the gatehouse of the Hall. Age 15 (1871) Frederick was working as a railway porter and in 1881 was living at Ainsworth Street and working as a railway clerk. He married Elizabeth Mason the following year. He was still living at Alpha Road in 1938, but died at the Grove Nursing HOme,159 Hills Road.



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Elizabeth Harriett Harvey; Frederick James Harvey; Mary Mason